Rising Strong: Overcoming Disappointment and Embracing Resilience for a Brighter Tomorrow


On this show…we are rising strong by overcoming disappointment and embracing resilience for a brighter tomorrow. Do you believe this is within your power? Can you simply stand against the feelings of disappointment, rewriting your today and tomorrow? The way forward starts with one step. But sometimes this can feel like a large leap of faith. How do you deal with disappointment? For some, it stops them in their track, and finding a way through it can be challenging.  Developing the ability to handle disappointments can lead to a more optimistic outlook on life. It helps you focus on solutions rather than dwelling on problems, fostering a positive and forward-thinking mindset.

I hate to be in a bad mood. And besides a good blue binge-worthy day in bed, I enjoy being upbeat. Because of this, I have the ability to quickly move to problem-solving. This may look like I don’t have deep emotions or go through painful times and that isn’t true but brooding and ruminating is a choice and when you can’t change the past, I don’t see any reason to hang out there. As with everything it seems it comes down to shifting your perspective.

Maggie Wooll offers 5 proven ways to deal with disappointment found at betterup.com

Luka informs us that Not Having Expectations Is a Trap found at mindfulled.com

Arlin Cuncic helps us understand How to Embrace Radical Acceptance found at verywellmind.com

Getting over disappointment can be a challenging but essential process for personal growth and well-being. Remember:

  1. Acknowledge Your Feelings: Allow yourself to feel the disappointment rather than suppressing it. Recognize and validate your emotions.
  2. Acceptance: Understand that disappointment is a natural part of life. Accept that things don’t always go as planned and that it’s okay to experience setbacks.
  3. Perspective Shift: Try to see the bigger picture. Consider whether the situation will matter in the long run and whether there might be hidden opportunities or lessons.
  4. Learn from the Experience: Reflect on the disappointment and identify any lessons you can take away from it. Use it as an opportunity for personal and emotional growth.
  5. Set Realistic Expectations: Evaluate whether your expectations were realistic. Adjusting your expectations can help prevent future disappointments.
  6. Talk About It: Share your feelings with a trusted friend, family member, or therapist. Sometimes, expressing your emotions can provide relief and valuable insights.
  7. Focus on What You Can Control: Concentrate on aspects of the situation that you have control over. Shifting your focus to actionable steps can empower you.
  8. Self-Compassion: Be kind to yourself. Understand that everyone experiences disappointment, and it doesn’t define your worth or abilities.
  9. Engage in Self-Care: Take care of your physical and mental well-being. Engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
  10. Look Forward: Instead of dwelling on the disappointment, focus on the future. Set new goals and make plans that align with your values and aspirations.

CHALLENGE: Learning to handle disappointments is not just about coping with the negative emotions that arise from setbacks; it’s about developing a set of skills and attitudes that contribute to overall personal development and well-being. Learn more, loosen your grip, and let go.

I Know YOU Can Do It!